SUMMARY REPORT - GUARDRAIL NEEDS ON EMBANKMENTS

STUDY WAS PROPOSED TO RELATE THE PROBABILITY OF RUNNING OFF AN EMBANKMENT TO A NUMBER OF VARIABLES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROADWAY. THE STUDY ALSO PROPOSED TO PROVIDE CORROBORATION OF RESULTS OF AN EARLIER "OBJECTIVE CRITERIA" STUDY AND INTERRELATE EMBANKMENT HEIGHT AND SCOPE WITH OTHER PARAMETERS RELATED TO GUARDRAIL INSTALLATION. CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS FOUND THAT THE WORK COMPLETED INDICATED THAT THE ORIGINAL PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP AN ALL-INCLUSIVE EQUATION FOR ESTABLISHING GUARDRAIL NEEDS WAS AT BEST PRESUMPTIVE. THEREFORE, IT WAS DECIDED TO CLOSE OUT THE STUDY AND FORMULATE A NEW STUDY BASED ON MORE READILY OBTAINABLE GOALS. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • B-i-4, 4512-022
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203158
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1970 12:00AM